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Lake and Tree #5

Photo of Autumn trees and lake, Thirlemere, Lake District

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Autumn in the Lake District - where else would you want to be?

Walking along the side of Thirlemere in amazing light, with the sun shining like a spotlight through the heavy clouds, Liz and I came across this bent and twisted old tree hanging out over the water by the lake edge.

A bit of shuffling around ensued to get the tree trunks and branches arranged properly in my Canon's viewfinder, and then just as I was about to press the shutter the sun disappeared behind a cloud and the light went completely flat.

This happens more often than I'd like, especially in active weather, but we hung on in place for a few minutes watching the sky in hope that another hole in the clouds would open up.

I'm glad to say it did, and the light returned in all its glory, highlighting the details of the tree against the lowering sky.

I got a couple of different compositions before the light failed again, and we moved on.

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Filename - lake tree 05.jpg

Camera - Canon 5D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @24mm

Exposure - 1/100sec @ f11, ISO100

Location - Thirlemere, Lake District

This image - 800x533px JPEG

Conversion - ACR & PS-CS2

Comments - Polarising filter used to enhance colours.